Deaths in History in December 1978

  • Dec 4 Samuel Abraham Goldsmith, Neth/US phycists, dies at 76
  • Dec 7 Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (b. 1886)
  • Dec 8 Golda Meir, Israel's PM (1969-74), dies in Jerusalem at 80
  • Dec 10 Miura Isshu, Zen teacher, Hakuin Rinzai line, dies at 75
  • Dec 11 Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist and Nobel laureate (b. 1901)
  • Dec 14 Salvador de Madariaga, Spanish diplomat, writer, historian and pacifist (b. 1886)
  • Dec 27 Houari Boum├ędienne, President of Algeria (b. 1932)
  • Dec 28 Harry Winston, US jeweler for the "rich & famous", dies at 82